||Litigation Support Specialists
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
The MPM Group, Inc. offers myriad litigation support services to our clients. Being intimately familiar with the sometimes not-so-subtle nuances of the criminal justice system, as well as the subsequent sentencing phase, MPM has assembled a group of professionals that are preeminent in their fields. Their professional reports can be a decisive part of any well-conceived defense strategy/motion - either in the courtroom, at the subsequent sentencing phase, or even in a post-incarceration advocacy matter.
► FORENSIC EVIDENCE
► FORENSIC ACCOUNTING
► ACAMS FINANCIAL SPECIALIST
► COMPUTER FORENSICS
► LITIGATION SUPPORT PERSONNEL
► CONTRACT INVESTIGATORS
► FOREIGN SUPPORT TASKINGS
► HIGH PROFILE CLIENT CONSULTANCY
► PRISON PREPARATION SPECIALISTS
Board Certified Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology;
ASAM Certified with the American Society of Addiction Medicine;
Certified Forensic Examiner; American Board of Forensic Examiners
He is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and has served on a nationally recognized university education committee, research committee, and their Institutional Review Board. He was the course director for the Psychopharmacology and Advanced Psychopharmacology courses for the psychiatric residency program. He has taught the complementary and alternative medicine course as well; and
He completed medical school at the SUNY Health Science Center in New York City and psychiatric residency at New York Medical College.
Performs several hundred court ordered psychiatric and substance abuse evaluations a year. Experienced in court testimony.
A complete Curriculum Vitae is available upon request
Licensed Psychiatric Nurse
Has worked in the mental health field since 1983. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, with all populations, from children through geriatrics. Much of her clinical experience has been with those suffering from chronic mental illness, as well as those who experience both a mental health diagnosis, as well as difficulties with substance use and abuse. She also has experience working with the developmentally disabled, both in a school setting, as well as through a therapeutic horseback-riding program.
Licensed Professional Counselor
She has received her Master's Degree in Clinical Health Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has acquired her credential as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersey. She has worked in a hospital setting where she facilitated therapy in inpatient and outpatient programs. Uses a Cognitive Behavioral approach in her individual and group therapies, while she also enjoys using Gestalt and Client Centered modalities. She is skilled at helping adults with mental health and substance abuse issues.
Licensed Professional Counselor
He has earned a Master's Degree in Psychology, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has twenty-five years of experience in the behavioral health field, both in clinical and administrative capacities. He specializes in helping adults who have both mental health and substance abuse issues. He has experience in developing programs and conducting therapy for the treatment of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. He has expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Detailed Medical Reports Addressing :
|► Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
|| ► Depression
|► Bipolar Disorder
|| ► Schizophrenia
|► Acute Stress Disorder
|| ► Attention Deficit Disorder
|► Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
|| ► Agoraphobia
|► Anxiety Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
|| ► Insomnia
|► Borderline Personality
|| ► Generalized Anxiety Disorder
|► Developmental Disorders
|| ► Adjustment Disorder
|► Impulse Control Disorder
||► Abuse Issues
|► Substance Abuse
||► Ability to Parent
|► Return to Work
|| ► Return of Firearms
|► Return to School
When case specific consultation is necessary, MPM seeks the opinion of a licensed psychologist who has worked as both a licensed psychologist in private practice as well as having experience with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and their Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP).
For more than 20-years, our expert headed the crime laboratory of one of the largest forensic laboratories in the United States. Each year, his laboratory conducted over 35,000 case analyses using a staff of 85 professional scientists.
He has successfully served as an expert witness over 2000 times in nearly 150 federal and state courts involving a variety of forensic issues. His areas of expertise encompass breath and blood testing for alcohol, pharmacological effects of alcohol and drugs, detection and identification of drugs in biological fluids, arson-related analysis, and the forensic examination of blood, semen, hair, paint, fiber and glass evidence. His expertise includes review and evaluation of forensic DNA evidence.
In addition to his courtroom expertise, our expert is a prolific writer who has authored numerous papers and has had five books published by Prentice-Hall. His most notable is the standard forensic science text available in the field and currently in its ninth edition. He is also the editor of the leading professional reference books in forensic science- Forensic Science Handbook Vol. I
, Forensic Science Handbook Vol. II
and Forensic Science Handbook Vol. III
Our expert’s name and credentials are found in the active membership roles of numerous professional organizations which reflect his broad range of professional interests. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, a member of American Chemical Society, the American Academy of Forensic Science, the International Association for Identification, the Canadian Society of Forensic Scientists, the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists, and the Society of Forensic Toxicologists.
Most notably, he is the recipient of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Paul L. Kirk Award
for distinguished service and contributions to the field of Criminalistics.
As in most "tragedies," a criminal investigation, prosecution, and especially, incarceration are not events that the average businessperson would most probably ever consider during a professional career. However, with the proliferation of more complex law and regulation, especially at the federal level, those possibilities are becoming more of a reality. Indeed, stricter reporting requirements and other statutorily mandated financial practices involving personal or corporate taxation, hedge fund management, securities, and government contracting matters all have significant criminal and civil penalties for criminal misconduct or even unintentional noncompliance .
As former federal and state criminal investigators, we understand the laws, the investigative practices, and standards of proof applicable in financial cases. Therefore, we can offer the appropriate U.S. District Court adjudicated forensic accounting specialists who possess both the financial as well as the investigative acumen to objectively evaluate the facts and theory of proof in order to assess potential exposure of the client. As a "team," we will assist defense counsel in the discovery of other facts not considered, or those that have been misapplied, by the government but which nonetheless might be crucial in the development of an effective rebuttal defense or post-conviction sentencing mitigation strategy.
These CPA/CFE court adjudicated experts have assisted clients in myriad forensic accounting matters to include, but not limited to:
|► Criminal Tax
|| ► Bribery
|► Bank Fraud
|| ► Antitrust Violations
|► Securities Fraud
||► Medicare/Medicaid Fraud
|► Labor Violations
||► Mail/Wire Fraud
||► Insurance Fraud
|● Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
||● Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
|● Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
|| ● Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
ACAMS Financial Specialist
A specialist recognized by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) provides court adjudicated expertise in the field of money laundering detection, prevention and control. An ACAMS specialist will assist in developing anti-money laundering programs and will help ensure our national financial institutions, as well as licensed Casinos, remain in compliance by providing information on money laundering laws and regulations of the United States and other countries, including the U.S. Bank Secrecy Act.
Expertise in computer related methods and crimes to include, fraud by wire, Internet gambling, child pornography, bank fraud, and corporate embezzlement. These nationally recognized and court adjudicated forensic computer specialists offer our clients:
|► Expert Testimony
|► Forensic E-Accounting
|| ► Data Recovery
|► Evidence Verification
|| ► System Failure/Failure Analysis
Litigation Support Personnel
The MPM Group, Inc. maintains an impressive selection of expert consultants offering a variety of legal, investigative, and federal agency procedural expertise. As a representative sample of the diversity of our legal, operational, and post-conviction capabilities:
Complex Investigations Expert (Criminal & Undercover)
With over 40 years of intensive award-winning experience on the streets and in the courtrooms, our nationally recognized federal/state law enforcement expert has acquired the professional experience and adjudicated expertise that are essential for both investigative file review as well as qualified expert courtroom testimony. His impressive professional résumé, considerable law enforcement related experience, and Curriculum Vitae have stood up to the rigorous "voir dire" and cross-examination of some of the best prosecutors and attorneys in the nation.
As one of the most decorated supervisory agents in the history of the Department of Justice, he has also served with great distinction with the U.S. Customs Service, BATF, IRS (Criminal Investigations Division) and the FBI/DEA Task Force. Trained and licensed as a police instructor, his career in law enforcement training, now numbering more than 30 years, continues to this day. His expert testimony, primarily focusing on complex undercover investigations, has been accepted on more then 300 occasions in federal and state courts (both criminal and civil) in 17 states as well as Puerto Rico, Canada and other countries in Europe, Southeast Asia and South America.
DOJ/BOP Policy Expert
With more than 27 years of both state and federal law enforcement experience, he held supervisory roles with state law enforcement as well as senior management positions with the U.S. Department of Justice - serving in both domestic as well as foreign posts. In addition to his extensive operational and training experience while serving overseas, he is a recognized expert in complex Title 18 and Title 21 criminal investigations - to include electronic (Title III) intercept cases as well as international drug cartels and related smuggling investigations.
Already adjudicated as an expert witness in myriad state/federal criminal investigative matters, he recently broadened his already considerable expertise by authoring various legal reference and advocacy manuals to include: The Pre-Release/Post-Release Process for Federal Inmates, Medical Issues for Federal Inmates, and The Administrative Remedy Process for Federal Inmates, clearly establishing himself as one of this industry's foremost authorities in BOP procedural and administrative matters as well. He is recognized as an expert in PLRA and FTCA compliance issues for federal inmates. In addition to the publication of his recent legal reference manuals and other professional papers, he created and published www.FederalPrisonCampTour.com and spends time counseling and preparing convicted law enforcement personnel, politicians, and other "celebrities" for reporting to a federal penal facility.
U.S. Bureau of Prisons/Corrections Expert
A career U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) senior executive with over 28 years of experience who has served as a Warden at three separate federal facilities and was appointed as a BOP Regional Director – overseeing 17 BOP facilities. He is regarded as one of the leading experts in the corrections and detention field, and is highly sought-after consultant with not only federal prison system issues, but with local and state agency policies and procedures as well. In addition to his appointment as a BOP Regional Director, his distinguished career included assignments at twelve (12) separate locations, which encompassed career appointments at ten (10) BOP facilities as well as BOP Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He was appointed to the federal Senior Executive Service (SES) and has held senior management positions at all types of security levels, from Federal Prison Camp to High Security U.S. Penitentiaries.
He is considered an expert in the following areas:
- All BOP Policies and Procedures
- Administrative Remedy Process
- Classification and Designation
- Inmate Programs
- Inmate Discipline
- Special Housing Unit Management
- Staff Disciplinary Issues/ Internal Investigations
- Use of Physical Force - Use of Deadly Force
- Gang and Security Threat Group Management
- Management of Inmate Medical and Mental-Health Care
State & Federal Corrections Expert
Facility Policy/Procedures - Management & Training
Our local and state corrections expert brings expertise in the areas of policies and procedures, management training, and a strong scholarship to the table. He has both a Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) and Master of Science (MS) in Criminal Justice/Policy Analysis as well as twenty years practical field experience. This field experience includes, but is not limited to, ten (10) years with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons as Case Manager, Senior Case Manager and Drug Program Director. He has worked as the Assistant Director of a large agency with four jails, public safety, and adult probation departments under his day-to-day direction. During his early career, he worked as both a juvenile probation officer and juvenile court administrator.
Since entering the halls of academe, he has accrued a publication record that includes four books on corrections management, policy and juvenile justice. He also has more than twenty publications in peer-refereed journals, has presented many papers at professional conferences and continues to consult and train both in the United States and abroad.
He is currently a full tenured Professor and former department chair. As a nationally recognized expert in federal, state and local institutional and community corrections, he has been retained, on both sides of the aisle, as an expert witness in numerous §1983 lawsuits and rendered opinions in those cases as well as in state civil rights cases in classification, medical policies and procedures, wrongful death, and wrongful retention.
Former BOP Case Manager Coordinator
Prior Case Manager Coordinator with the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) with more than 20-years of experience in penal institutional settings. He has worked in all security level facilities, from Minimum-Security Camps to High-Security Penitentiaries. In addition to this extensive personal operational experience, he has extensive administrative experience to include, but not limited to, the Classification & Designation process, Safety Factor Placement, and Management Variable reviews - all issues that are found to be the most consequential during BOP facility designation and security level appeals in the post-conviction process.
Special Operations • Training • Simulations Expert
Former U.S. Military Officer, who is an expert in Special Operations, training, computer scenario simulations, and tactics. Among his many credentials, he holds both the coveted U.S. Army Ranger tab as well as the U.S. Special Forces (Green Beret) tab. He is both Airborne and Air Assault qualified and has served as both a military and civilian trainer/advisor in some of the more volatile areas around the world. In addition to his impressive professional experience and military credentials, he holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Human Resource Management.
|Variety of Expert Witnesses
● FBI/DEA Policy & Procedure Compliance
| ● Deadly Force-Shooting Incidents
|● BOP Policy & Procedure Compliance
||● Drug Trafficking Methods of Operation
|● Foreign Support Operations
||● Facility-Personnel Security Issues
|● Basic & In-Service Training Reviews
|| ● Due Diligence Matters
An outstanding selection of state and federal court adjudicated criminal investigators recognized as experts in their field. Former FBI and DEA criminal investigators, as well as premier state police investigators, who are capable of covering the spectrum in criminal investigations. White-collar, public corruption, fraud, Organized Crime, RICO/CCE, Immigration Fraud, Electronic/Title III, drug smuggling, and firearms violations to name just a few. We can provide licensed Private Investigators and/or Process Servers upon request.
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International Operations & Training Services
Specially trained former U.S. federal agents/former military personnel who are capable of deploying to foreign countries in support of litigation requirements or other related corporate assignments. Any deployed operatives will have attended specialized training offered through various U.S. government agencies to facilitate their operational capabilities.
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Sensitive/High Profile Client Consultancy
The MPM Group, Inc. further distinguishes itself from other advocacy firms with its exclusive consultancy services specifically designed for those clients coming from sensitive or high profile positions such as:
► Federal/State Law Enforcement Officials
► Law Enforcement Informants
► Members of the Clergy
Expert, as well as practical, in-sight concerning a wide-range of new inmate issues to include personal safety, individual identity issues, realistic concerns, personal options, and much more. Each client will have the unique opportunity to personally speak with former inmates who met these same criteria.
BOP Reporting Preparation & Counseling (All Security Levels)